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Policies regarding Food in Schools

Potatoes USA Organises First Ever School Foodservice Potato Recipe Testing Roadshow
Earlier this month representatives from Potatoes USA met with the School District of LaCrosse, Wisconsin to test school foodservice recipes with the K-12 experts themselves.
US Potato Board Salad Bar challenge
United States Potato Board President & CEO Blair Richardson surprised attendees at the POTATO EXPO 2015 with an industry challenge to install 3,000 potato-friendly salad bars in school lunch programs across the United States.
 Smart Snacks in School standards
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that under USDA's new "Smart Snacks in School"nutrition standards, America's students will be offered healthier food options during the school day.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Under pressure from lawmakers, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) has changed its school lunch requirements to allow more meats and grains. Several farm-state senators from both parties had been pushing USDA to change its school lunch requirements...
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Only 3% of calories in US diet come from potatoes and french fries
Calorie intake from white potatoes is surprisingly modest for adults and school-aged children, according to a new study released today at the Experimental Biology 2012 Annual Meeting.
Monday, April 23, 2012
 John Keeling
The National Potato Council’s successful fight to return potatoes to school menu guidelines in the US was a victory for the industry, but executive vice-president and chief executive officer John Keeling isn’t stopping there.
Monday, March 19, 2012
 Washington Oregon Potato Conference
Potatoes can be presented in kid-friendly ways and are nutritious to boot. Montana nutritionist and author Dayle Hayes showed a variety of potato dishes being served in U.S. schools to growers Wednesday at the Washington-Oregon Potato Conference.Kids l...
Friday, January 27, 2012
 Washington Oregon Potato Conference
The nutritional value of potatoes will take center stage during the upcoming Washington-Oregon Potato Conference.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012